Regretfully, due to circumstances beyond our control, this program is going to be postponed. We apologize for the short notice and will update on a new program date soon.
Discussion with Amanda Nesheiwat:
Communities in NJ are becoming more aware of climate change and environmental issues and are implementing innovative measures to uphold the Paris climate agreement and increase renewable energy. Fortunately, the public and private sector have come together to help communities reduce energy use and encourage communities to try innovative solutions to climate change by implementing statewide incentives and programs available to them. This talk will go through the innovative projects happening in NJ communities and how you can help your community take part in incentives and programs available for getting measurable results to reduce your communities carbon footprint.
About our Speaker: Amanda currently works as the Environmental Director for the Town of Secaucus, as well as chairwoman of their Environmental Committee and most recently as the town’s official Recycling Coordinator after receiving her certification as a recycling professional from Rutgers University in 2016. During her time working with the town, Secaucus has obtained many environmental accomplishments including Silver Certification with Sustainable Jersey and receiving the Environmental Achievement Award with ANJEC for the town’s ban on Styrofoam.
Amanda is a UN Representative for the Foundation for Post Conflict Development, a foundation that is based in East Timor and works primarily on development. She is an organizer and environmental activist and is passionate about sustainable development and combatting climate change. She has served as a youth delegate in conferences such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha, Qatar where she was the State Department Liaison for the delegation. Amanda was trained by Al Gore and his team to effectively present information about climate change as a Climate Reality Leader.
She is a sought after public speaker and consultant for municipalities on the economic benefits of sustainability. Amanda is a recipient of the 2014 United Nations ATOP Peace Award for her work in Environmental Sustainability and was chosen as one of the top 50 Most Influential People of Hudson County, NJ. In 2015, she received the North Jersey Young Environmental Innovator Award. She serves as a Board Member for several organizations including the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions. Amanda also had a Tedx talk about her work titled “How I Became a Change Agent”.